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 Dumbiedykes

 

1.

Refurbishment of

 Dumbiedykes Flats

near Holyrood

Dumbiedykes

Dumbiedykes lies beside Holyrood Park, to the south of the new Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.  Old housing was demolished around 1960.

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around the 1950s.

The Edinburgh City Architects Department, designed 650 new homes for the site.  These were built between 1959 and 1964, but by 2003, they were in a poor state of repair..

View from the Radical Road in Holyrood Park  - Looking towards Dumbiedykes and Edinburgh Castle

Dumbiedykes

It was, first, proposed that some of the new low-rise housing should be demolished, but residents objected.  So, instead, work began on improving all the housing in the area, in 2003.

Insulation of windows and doors in both the low-rise and high rise housing is now complete.  New lifts and CCTV cameras have been installed.

The next stage, which has just begun and is to last for 20 months, is to spend 3.4m on two of the high-rise blocks,   Lochview Court and Holyrood Court.  

These blocks will take on a new look as they are coated with exterior green and white insulation tiles.  Work will also be carried out on roofs, stairwells and walkways.

Evening News  January 20, 2007, p.9

 

2.

Proposed new

Chemist Shop

for Dumbiedykes

Proposed Needle Exchange

Yaseen Yousaf of The Elixir Pharmacy Group was featured in a recent article in the Edinburgh Evening News  [October 19, 2009, P.8]

The article reported that he planned to open a chemist shop at Dumbiedykes that would include a needle exchange for drug users.

Yaseen  claims that he would run the needle exchange responsibly and that it should result in fewer syringes being left in play parks and doorways.  Others have expressed concern that providing a needle exchange at Dumbiedykes could result in more drug users coming into the area.

Yaseen recently contacted me, telling me about his plans.  He wrote:

"This story has evoked a lot of thoughts and opinions on the subject.  As you know, Dumbiedykes is a stone's throw away from the Scottish Parliament and indeed the Royal Mile, but I doubt many tourists see the poverty that is still rife in this estate, despite some regeneration that has taken place over the years.  It is staggering to think that this estate is so close to where our politicians debate.

Also, there is a vast number of drug addicts and homeless people that congregate in the area. Dumbiedykes is still the forgotten part of the capital.  I want to open a pharmacy to cater for these people.

We believe that it is difficult for residents to access pharmaceutical provisions.  The walk up Braidwood Gate and the Pleasance is challenging, to say the least, and especially if one is elderly or infirm.  To access the Royal Mile Pharmacy, residents must also walk up St Mary's Street, which is quite steep too. Also, there is no bus service operating in  Dumbiedykes now.

I am offering many more services, other than the needle exchange.  I hope that MSPs, residents, drug addicts and the homeless can all access provisions from my pharmacy, without any discrimination.

Historically, there has never been a pharmacy in Dumbiedykes. My unit is going to be opposite the Salvation Army, next to the watch repair shop in Holyrood Road."

Yaseen Yousaf, Edinburgh:  October 29, 2009

 

 

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks